Are Hip Openers Bad for Your Hips? Benefits, Kinesiology and Precautions

Many yoga classes speak about the benefits of hip “opening”, and yet surprisingly, the most common injuries in yoga are related to the hips – back pain, QL issues, piriformis syndrome, labrum tears, SI Joint and knee issues. This begs the question – what are we actually doing in hip openers? It is a little … Continued

Yoga for Children

Lana Reed (aka Shakta Khalsa)  is one of the world’s leading experts on children and yoga, having worked with both since the mid-1970s. She is a trained yoga professional at the highest level (ERYT-500), In this 4-part audio series Lana discusses the following topics: Lesson One: Giving Children the Gift of Yoga Lesson Two: Yoga for … Continued

Healthy Breast Care The Natural Way

Keeping your breasts healthy means keeping your lymphatic system healthy. In this audio yoga download by yoga therapist Lana Reed (aka Shakta Khalsa), you will learn 12 simple things you can do daily to make sure your lymphatic system is able to do its job of removing toxins. Some of these health tips come from the … Continued

Mindful Menopause – Yoga for Hot Women of a Certain Age

The symptoms of menopause begin earlier than most people realize, and last longer. In a racially, ethnically and geographically diverse group of 1,449 women with frequent hot flashes or night sweats — the largest study to date found that the symptoms associated with menopause can last up to fourteen years after a woman’s last period. Menopause … Continued

Yoga for Kids: Fostering Emotional Well-being, Creativity, and Imagination

Children are natural yogis. Their sense of playfulness and willingness to try new and often challenges yoga poses, activities and exercises allows for tremendous inner and outer growth and development. In this 2-part online course with children’s yoga expert Donna Freeman, founder of Yoga in My School, focuses on how the ancient practice of yoga can help our … Continued

Ayurvedic Guide to Effortless Weight Regulation: Resetting the Digestive Fire

“Self-care has become the dominant focus of prevention over the past few decades,” writes Deepak Chopra in his introduction to Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar’s new book, The Hot Belly Diet. “health is a positive state whose elements—balance, energy, a sense of well-being, resistance to disease, and the promoting of healing—are exactly what Ayurveda aims to maintain … Continued

Yoga for the Back: Spine Anatomy for Lifelong Back Health

Free your spine and feel your energy flow.  As the central pillar of the body, free movement of the spine is vital to asana.  Additionally, blockages in the spine restrict the flow of energy/prana.  This online continuing education yoga workshop will give yoga therapists and teachers an in-depth understanding of the spine, knowledge of common … Continued

Yoga for Digestive Health

Digestive health is considered a key to the prevention of disease in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of natural health. According to this system, sluggish digestion results in the accumulation of toxins in the body. This, it is further theorized, in turn affects our energy and well-being, and in the long term, forms the foundation … Continued

Freeing the Breath – Keys to Releasing and Retraining the Abdominals

With the popularity of abdominal strengthening exercises like curl-ups and crunches, many people come to yoga with overly tight and short abdominals. Tightness in the abdominal muscles can restrict the movement of the diaphragm and disturb the proper balance between the different muscles involved in breathing, thus disturbing the breath’s natural rhythm. When the diaphragm … Continued

Ayurveda for Healthy Aging – Tackling Common Age-related Issues

Aging is a side effect of unhealthy living. A long, joyful life is a side-benefit of healthy living. This is the vision of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of natural healing, says Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, one of the most academically accomplished Ayurvedic physicians and Ayurvedic clinicians in the U.S. In this course, Dr. Kshirsagar will describe Ayurvedic … Continued